Why Community is Essential for Artists

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A community of artists produces better art—that’s our philosophy at The Austin Stone. The lone ranger approach to art and storytelling can be done, but it’s not sustainable. Working alone limits the amount of stories an artist can tell, and they miss out on the creative inspiration that comes from creating within community. When a community of artists works together to tell stories, they create …

Welcome to Storyteam.org!

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Welcome to our site! Whether you attend the Austin Stone Community Church, have enjoyed our stories or films, or heard about us on social media—we’re excited to equip you as you grow in your role as an artist or gospel storyteller. What is the Story Team? Story Team is a ministry of the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. We are a community of …

How to Empower Artists in the Local Church

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As church leaders, if we want to identify and empower artists in our local churches, we have to start valuing the artists more than we value the art that they create. Here at The Austin Stone we highly value storytelling. However, we value even more the hearts and souls of our artists. We want to pastor and lead them well. We want them to …

Why Do We Tell Stories?

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As Lead Storyteller at The Austin Stone, I’m often asked, “Why do you tell stories at the Austin Stone? Why does a church put so much time, energy, effort and resources into a storytelling ministry?” The answer is simple. We tell stories at the Austin Stone for two reasons: To inspire the Church to worship Jesus Christ for who he is …

Four Characteristics of a Great Storyteller

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There are certain characteristics that we look for in artists who want to serve on Story Team. We believe these four values help us to tell the most honest and compelling stories that we can tell. Creativity Our artists have to be creative. They have to be talented. We live in one of the most art-driven cities in the country, …